July 26th, 2003, 02:27 AM
A few laws of survival
1.If you can't get your work done in the first 24 hours, work nights.
2.A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the butt.
3.Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
4.It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you're going to do.
5.After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.
6.You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
7.Eat one live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.
8.When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.
9.There will always be beer cans rolling on the floor of your car when the boss asks for a ride home from the office.
10.Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.
11.At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.
12.When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.
13.Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.
14No matter how much you do, you never do enough.
15.The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong.
16.To err is human, to forgive is not our policy.
17.Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.
18.You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.
19.If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
20.If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will find a way to get out of it.